Mandate for talks: how likely is a third inter-Korean summit?
Public support for a Kim-Moon meeting is high, but Seoul suffers when dialogue fails to deliver results
During a recent visit by a North Korean delegation to South, Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong gave South Korean President Moon an official invitation to Pyongyang. Moon’s official response was that he would try to “ensure that future conditions can accomplish this” (앞으로 여건을 만들어서 성사시키자).
Whether it actually will take place remains an open question: numerous hurdles remain before Moon can meet Kim Jong Un.
For the summit to succeed, the ROK President will likely have to satisfy Washington, Pyongyang, and local public opinion, which are currently contradicting, if not directly opposing, each other
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